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Fire Damages Belite Factory

A devastating fire broke out at the manufacturing facility for Belite Aircraft late last week. The company produces the Chipper experimental and the UltraCub ultralight, as well as the Radiant instrument line. 

FAA To Uber: Work Hard, Be Patient

In an alternately inspirational and cautionary talk at Uber’s Elevate Summit in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, acting FAA chief Dan Elwell told the aspiring urban air taxi audience that he’s impressed with ideas...

UberCopter Launch Detailed At Uber Elevate Conference

Uber is betting big that data it’s collecting from its ground-based ride-hailing app will drive the emerging urban air taxi market, but while we’re waiting for the aircraft, beginning this summer, UberCopter...

Embraer Introduces eVTOL

Embraer, though its EmbraerX “disruptive business subsidiary,” announced the eVTOL at today’s Uber Elevate Summit. The 10-motor electric VTOL concept promises urban mobility through vertical takeoff and landing capabilities and is ready...

Raytheon And United Technologies To Merge

In what would become the second-largest company in the defense and aerospace sector, Raytheon and United Technologies are set to merge and become Raytheon Technologies, where it will compete against Boeing (the...
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Stay Ahead While En Route

It’s a beautiful morning and you just received a standard pilot weather briefing for a long cross-country flight—one that covers a day full of activity. The skies are calm, clear and worry-free right now,...
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General Aviation Accident Bulletin

AVweb's General Aviation Accident Bulletin is taken from the pages of our sister publication,Aviation Safety magazine. All the reports listed here are preliminary and include only initial factual findings about crashes....

After 50 Years, Snoopy May Be Found

Snoopy may have been found and Elon Musk has been challenged to go and positively identify the long-lost lunar lander. Nick Howes, a fellow at Britain’s Royal Astronomical Society, said he and...

Mystery Plane In Taxi Tests

An unusual teardrop-shaped aircraft with a pusher prop has been undergoing taxi tests at California Logistics Airport near Victorville, California, leading to speculation the Celera 500L is ready for its first flight....

Air Tour Risk: We Can’t Make It Go Away

We should never stop trying to reduce risk in aviation, but if you want to buzz glaciers and gawk whales, sign the waiver.

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Two Tragic Accidents And We’re Arguing About Sim Time?

You'd think Boeing would try belt and suspenders this time. But for the revised MAX, it wants to again try what already didn't work.

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How Daher Builds the TBM Turboprop

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